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Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

  • 2.5"
  • 240GB
  • SATA 6Gb/s

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • j r.
  • 5/17/2016 9:28:00 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good performance

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: extremely fast

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/24/2016 2:39:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswould not recommend

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: It's fast. When it works that is.

Cons: It died within the first week of having it installed.

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  • D G.
  • 4/16/2016 4:50:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs730 Series 240 GB SSD

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: On 8/2/14 I posted my initial review with a promise to follow up. It is 4/16/16 and this is the follow up.

A quick review this has been my only system drive. Back ups and bulk storage have been on an external WD Passport drive. This drive just keeps on working. 31 logged "Unexpected interruptions" -- read power failures and a few BSODs and it is still testing at 100%. An EVO in another system is not worth the aggravation.

This drive has been my only system's mass storage device and I use this system to make money. I am buying another, larger one once the refund check arrives. For my next build these, soon to be two, drives are going into it.

There are faster SSD drives; going Intel NVMe on the next build. But make no mistake this drive is a tank and has kept my data safe no matter what I do or what happens with the system; 31 bad shut down and no issues.

SSDs are faster than HDDs. If you have not added an SSD to your system yet it is a significant upgrade in speed no matter which one you get.

So easy to install even I couldn’t foul it up. The hardest part was putting it in a 3 1/2 “ bay and making sure the BIOS was configured properly.

Intel’s Data Migration software was not used; this was a clean install for all software.

Intel’s SSD Toolbox software was down loaded and installed and is a very nice plus. It installs firmware updates painlessly. It runs SMART diagnostics on the SSD and hopefully will give advance warning if issues develop before failure. It optimizes the Windows OS for SSD use (very nice as it was a chore on a recent build using an EVO SSD.) And, it runs trim on a schedule and or on demand.

The five year warranty.

It was well packed by Intel. The shipping packaging would have killed a HDD. It was in direct contact with the outside of the shipping box and there was inadequate packaging material, it rattled around in the shipping container (first time ever for a Newegg shipment for me.)
It arrived ahead of schedule.

So why only three stars?

It has only been in use a month and a half. I plan on updating this review after it has been in use a while; after a year or so of use as the primary storage / use for everything drive not just the OS and a few select programs. The software is nice but I bought an SSD – So after about a year of usage I’ll update this. (Please see other thoughts.)

Cons: Has limited space.

I could live without the skull but the only one that sees it is my so...

Other Thoughts: It is official I am an Intel fanboy. After 1 and 2/3 years of usage as a primary storage device this wee beasty still checks out at 100% data integrity! The EVO in an other system cannot make that claim.

Note: The speed differences are, IMHO, not significant enough to risk my data for.

I bought this SSD as an experiment to test for myself if SSDs were ready to be used as the primary storage device. Based on reviews SSDs are infamous for not giving any warning before they fail. Then there are the recommendations to use them only for the OS and a few select programs transferring your file storage to a HDD. This is reportedly to save wear and tear on your SSD to extend its life; the five year warranty on this SSD is a nice safety blanket.

After researching a lot of SSDs this one was selected because it was supposed to be a workhorse of a drive. Intel is backing it with a five year warranty.
It was not the fastest in benchmark tests; solidly in the middle to near the top of the pack depending on the benchmark used by the tester.

But it is reported as consistently near the top in real life usage tests, e.g. gamming.
Additionally, it is supposed to be a variant of Intel’s DC S3500 server grade SSD built for home users not enterprise users. (Note: the 730 series has no error correcting memory.)

Let’s face it, the actual benchmark differences in speed between SSDs are faster than most of us can actually see when using our systems; they are all fast. I’m looking for solid SSD speed and long-term dependability – lots of write operations and deletes.

Again please recall, at this posting this SSD has only been in use for a month and a half.

This is the only drive in my system at this time. I run a lot of databases and spreadsheets some of which are large; some pull real time data from the internet and recalculate on a 300 second cycle refresh rate. I create and revise documents. I down load a lot of all of those things. Additionally, I like to check out different programs, which results in a lot of installations being removed. In plain language I am doing all the things on an SSD I did on a hard drive despite all the pundits’ recommendations against it.

The system this SSD is installed in was built four years ago:

Mother board: Asus P7P55D with “SATA revision 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 respectively delivers a native transfer rate of 1.5Gbit/s, 3.0Gbit/s and 6.0Gbit/s.”

CPU: i7 – 860 Lynnfield over clocked to 3.46 GHz based on Cupid CPU-Z.

Primary Storage: Intel 730 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s. It formatted at 223.47 for a 16.53 GB loss. Some loss on formatting is normal and user mileage may vary. (No stars deducted now or in the future for that.)

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  • Tyler C.
  • 4/3/2016 10:06:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: Fast. Intel always provides a solid product. Kinda like the skull.

Cons: Was a little pricey when I got it, but SSD's have come down significantly since then.

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  • Jordan W.
  • 3/31/2016 8:35:14 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFirst SSD, very pleased!

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: It's my first SSD but it increased the performance on my dad's old pc very noticeably.
Was only 129.99 when I got mine so can't go wrong there.

Cons: Not really a con but the skull is a sticker which is kind of a bummer.

Other Thoughts: I've seen people really hate on this ssd but I have had a very positive experience with mine. Good job Intel :)

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  • Michael D.
  • 2/10/2016 1:02:40 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs1/10 would not buy again

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: it's got a cool skull...

Cons: broke after 8 months

worst warranty i've ever had to deal with

intel seems more interested in avoiding the warranty than to make it work

i'm going to buy another ssd from another brand because it seems that this one is the the one i was looking for

Other Thoughts: don't buy this

if you want a slow ssd that cost you an harm and a leg and have it broke after 8 month buy this

almost had to fight with intel to get my warranty

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  • Zachary S.
  • 1/20/2016 11:50:56 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent product.

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: I bought two of these on a Shell Shocker deal for a good price. I am using them in an ASUS G75VW-TH laptop raided in zero. They have been going strong now for over a year.

Cons: N/A

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2016 7:36:49 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother great Intel SSD

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: The drive is FAST. Intel provides great drivers, and reliability is best-in-class. Also, the Intel SSD toolbox is a great utility that is available for free with all Intel SSD's. Even though Intel SSD's don't top the charts, their real-world performance is great, especially the drives with Intel controllers.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is my 7th Intel SSD. I'm using Intel SSD's in 5 different computers. One (a 320 series) is more than 5 years old and is still going strong.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks perfect

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: I have had 0 issues with this drive so far 3 months after purchase

Cons: it's a tad pricey

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  • Yegor S.
  • 1/2/2016 2:30:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDont cheap out on SSD's!

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: - Reliability and quality of Intel
- Included software lets the user keep track of the health and other properties of the SSD.
- SSD life still at 100% after 6 months of everyday use and a nasty power surge!
- Computer boots up before the Win 7 logo animation finishes!

Cons: - Nearly 2x as pricey as other similar capacity SSD's - not budget oriented!
- Smaller capacity means you need to prioritize what software to install on it (OS, antivirus, etc)

Other Thoughts: - Keep the OS and other critical programs on this SSD, and pair it with an HDD or another high capacity SSD for everything else.
- This is the first and only SSD I've bought for personal use - I would definitely recommend Intel if your budget allows!

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